My wife and I recently traveled to Nashville, TN to ring in the new year. It was a quick trip over a three day weekend. And any trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without a stop at The Ryman, the mother church of country music. It was a cool experience to be in a place that has hosted (and still hosts) so many great musical acts.
The Ryman, was initially built as a church but as years progressed the maintenance to keep the Ryman operational was far exceeding what the church could afford or bring in through tithing. In order to raise money the church would host concerts to bring people in. Overtime, secondary to really good acoustics, the church would transform into just a music venue that would welcome music from all backgrounds. The Ryman exists today due to the generosity from fans and country music stars as it went under a 1.5 year renovation. The stage today is the same as it was initially; however, over 500 seats were removed to accommodate a new side stage and backstage.
When we visited the beauty of the original stained glass windows really stuck out to me. Therefore, I felt inspired to paint them.
The Ryman Window; 9 x 11 in., Acrylic on Canvas
Learn more about this Original Painting @ https://timellmers.com/2018/01/15/windows-of-the-mother-church/ ABOUT: ‘The Ryman Window’ was completed from a photo reference that I took on a trip to Nashville, TN. The Ryman Auditorium is such a majestic place. The beautiful windows of the Ryman are original to the building which data back to 1892. This painting is a tribute to their beauty. DIMENSIONS: 9 x 11 in. MATERIALS: Painted in professional acrylic paints on a cotton canvas, stretched on a wooden stretcher frame, canvas has been gessoed with three coats to maintain cotton integrity, paint was mixed with my own personal concentration of oil mediums to give paint strength and adds to protection for years to come. Painting comes unframed, but size is standard so will be affordable. (C) Burge Mountain Artworks, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.